Parade Ground

Parade Ground (HM14K9)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.766', W 99° 20.605'

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The field before you is the parade ground. Approximately the size of two football fields, the parade ground was bordered on four sides by roads whose ditches are still visible.

The parade ground was a hub of activity at the post. Soldiers performed drills, had dress parades, and trained in marching and movements. Bugle calls were given from the base of the 85-foot-tall flagpole. This was also a space for relaxation and entertainment. Concerts were performed, soldiers played baseball, and officers' families played croquet here.

We have enjoyed with fresh zest the daily martial routine - reveille, guard-mount, drill, inspection, parade. We still start and tremble at the boom of the morning and evening gun. The fife thrills us; the drum rouses us, especially at reveille.
- Grace Greenwood, August 1873
HM NumberHM14K9
Placed ByKansas Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 10:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 470205 N 4301603
Decimal Degrees38.86276667, -99.34341667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.766', W 99° 20.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 45.96" N, 99° 20' 36.30" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1440-1498 Golf Course Rd, Hays KS 67601, US
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